ASX Trading Hours, Holidays & Settlement Calendar 2020 | Australian Stock Exchange

ASX Trading Hours & Holidays

Check the trading session details of the Sydney based Australia Stock Exchange. Get the information about Opening and Closing Hours, Holidays and Settlement Schedule in 2019:

Australia Stock Exchange Trading Hours 2020

Opening & Closing (Sydney Time)

Monday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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ASX Market Phases 

# Pre-Open – 7 AM – 10 AM

Trade orders can be entered but no trade takes place until the market opens at 10 AM. All the trades are queued as per the price-time priority.

# ASX Opening Phase  – 10 AM

The Australian Stock Market opens at 10 AM and it takes approximately 10 minutes to calculate opening prices of securities in the following phased manner as per the starting letter of ASX code:

  • Group 1 – 10:00:00 a.m. – Letters A-B (e.g. ANZ)

Group 2 – 10:02:15 a.m. – Letters C-F (e.g. CBA)
  • Group 3 – 10:04:30 a.m. – Letters G-M (e.g. GNC).
  • Group 4 – 10:06:45 a.m. – Letters N-R (e.g. NAB)
  • Group 5 – 10:09:00 a.m. – Letters S-Z (e.g. SEK)

The time of trades is randomly generated and it occurs up to 15 seconds on either side of the times given above.

#Normal Trading – 10 AM to 4 PM

Normal trading starts at 10 AM and trades are executed continuously as per the demand and supply at the specific price level.

# Pre-CSPA (“Match”) – 4 PM to 4:10 PM

Orders can be entered, removed, or amended but no trades actually take place.

#Closing Single Price Auction – 4:10 PM to 4:12 PM

The Closing Single Price Auction takes place and closing price is calculated during this phase.

#Adjust – 4:12 PM to 6:50 PM

Trading is closed. New orders cannot be entered but existing orders can be changed or removed.

#Purge Orders – 6:50 PM to 6:59 PM

Expired orders or the orders that are too far will be removed at this time

#System Maintenance – 6:59 pm to 7 pm

#System Closed and Unavailable – 7 pm to 7 am


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ASX Holidays Schedule 2020

Date Holiday
Wednesday, 1 January New Year’s Day
Sunday, January 26 Australia Day
Friday, 10 April Good Friday
Monday, 23 April Easter Monday
Saturday, 25 April
Monday, 8 June Queen’s Birthday
Friday, 25 December Christmas Day
Saturday, 26 December Boxing Day / Proclamation Day

Early Close

The Market will close early at 14:10 (Sydney time) on the following days:

Tuesday 24 December Last Business Day before Christmas Day
Tuesday 31 December Last Business Day of the Year


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